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‘New Force in Motion’ Series 2021: Vivian Luk, Natalie Mak, Poon Chun Ho

2021.9.10 - 12

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series 2021: Vivian Luk, Natalie Mak, Poon Chun Ho

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series aims to provide a professional platform for young choreographers to showcase new dance works, stimulate creativity through artistic mentoring, and foster the development of the local arts scene.

 

10-11*.9.2021 (Fri-Sat) 8PM

11-12.9.2021 (Sat-Sun) 3PM

Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

* With Meet-the-Artist session after the performance

$200 Free Seating

 

Vivian Luk - -ology

 

Might it be an evidence, an imagination, or resources of faith, hope and spirit.

 

Choreographer/Dancer: Vivian Luk

Artistic Advisor: Rebecca Wong Mei Yuk

Devising Dancers: Ivan Chan, Phygmus Tang, Carmen Yu

Composer/Sound Designer: Lawrence Lau

Set / Props Deviser: Olive Tsui

 

Natalie Mak - ½ TBC

 

You are me, I am you; Who am I?

 

Choreographer: Natalie Mak

Artistic Advisor: Ho Ying Fung

Devising Dancers: Henry Chan, Jasmine Lam

Composer/Sound Engineer: Martin Lai

 

Poon Chun Ho - Before...

 

So that the Universe felt love, by which, as some believe, the world has many times been turned to chaos. - Dante Alighieri

 

Concept/Choreographer/Performer: Poon Chun Ho

Artistic Advisor: KT Yau

Creative Performers: Rain Chan, Marco Chiu, Peggy Chow, Candy Hung, Ng Hei Wai^

Composer/Sound Designer: Annisa Cheung

Concept: Marcus Au

 

Production Manager: Jason Ma

Lighting Designer: Lai Tze Yu

Costume and Props Designer: Ainsley So

Graphic Designer: Peter Bird Studio

Publicity Photographer: Worldwide Dancer Project

^By kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 

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Tickets available from 1 August onwards at URBTIX

 

◆Discount Schemes◆

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. (available on a first-come-first-served basis).

 

Group Booking Discount: 10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets; 15% off for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance Member enjoys 30% off for each purchase of standard tickets.

 

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount offers for each purchase.

 

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Recommended for ages 6 or above.

The duration of the whole performance is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.

Seating arrangement subject to change according to the latest COVID-19 prevention measures.

 

Presented by

Hong Kong Dance Alliance

Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the HKADC

 

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‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao, Alice Ma

2020.12.31 - 2021.1.2

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao, Alice Ma

 

**In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, all LCSD venues are temporarily closed for live performances until further notice. 'New Force in Motion' Series: Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao, Alice Ma scheduled on 31 Dec 2020 – 2 Jan 2021 at Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre has been cancelled.

 

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department(LCSD), the Hong Kong Dance Alliance(HKDA) will produce the upcoming 'New Force in Motion' Series, and stage 4 public performances on 31 December 2020 to 2 January 2021 at Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box Theatre. The Series will showcase 3 new works by three local emerging choreographers: Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao and Alice Ma.

 

'New Force in Motion' Series aims to offer a professional platform for emerging choreographers to showcase choreography, encourage development, and stimulate creativity. This year, HKDA produced the Series for the fourth consecutive year, to continue the shared vision for dance development, and to facilitate the professional production process. 


 

Performance details:

 

Date: 2020.12.31 - 2021.1.1* 8pm; 2021.1.1 - 2021.1.2 3pm

Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Tickets: $180 Free Seating

*with meet-the-artist session


 

Chan Wai Lok《Click》

Delete, copy, return...Click to open a space, or close.

Choreographer & Dancer: Chan Wai Lok

Artistic Adviser: Joanna Lee

Video Designer: Cheng Nga Yan 

 

Sudhee Liao《Interconnectivity》 

By weaving physicality and movement, we play with the idea of equilibrium between body and space. 

Choreographer: Sudhee Liao

Artistic Adviser: Kelvin Tsang Man Tung

Devising Dancers: Chan Lok Hin, Jonathan Hung Chun Lok

Sound Composer: Shane Aspegren 

Costume, Props & Set Designer: Audrey Ng (Malaysia) 

 

Alice Ma《I don't mean it》  

We don’t even know whether the words from us are as intended, or simply lies.  

Choreographer & Dancer: Alice Ma

Artistic Adviser: Ata Wong Chun Tat

Composer & Sound Designer: ^Leung Po Wing

Rehearsal Assistant: Luk Wai Shan Vivian

^By kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


 

Production & Stage Manager: Meilin Ho 

Deputy Stage Manager: Ho Tak Ching

Lighting Designer: Lai Tze Yu

Audio Coordinator: Jeffery Fung

 

Presented by: Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Produced by: Hong Kong Dance Alliance

(Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.)

 

The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists.

The programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

 
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'New Force in Motion' Series return in 2021 with a Fresh Look - Call for Choreography Proposals

2020.11.18

'New Force in Motion' Series return in 2021 with a Fresh Look - Call for Choreography Proposals

Presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance for the first time and sponsored by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the 'New Force in Motion' Series 2021 will showcase the artistic ideas of emerging choreographers in Hong Kong in an enhanced format. Besides providing a professional platform and sponsorship to the new generation of choreographers, the series also encourages the development of various dance genres within the local dance scene with the aim of sparking creativity and diversity in choreography. The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended to 6:00pm, 23 December 2020.

 

Throughout the years, the Series presented numerous talented choreographers including Rex Cheng and KT Yau (2017); Gabbie Chan and Jennifer Mok (2018); Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang and Tsang Wing Fai (2019); Chan Wai Lok, Sudhee Liao and Alice Ma (2020). Many of them went on to win awards at the annual Hong Kong Dance Awards, as well as being invited to conduct dance exchange and sharing in different countries.

 

Subsidized Items

-Performance venue and production cost;

-Administration, marketing and production team;

-Venue rental for 120 hours of rehearsal for each choreographer;

-Recommendation and audition of dancers;

-Artistic advisor(s)

 

Performance Information

Date: 10-12 September 2021, 4 performances (tentative)

Venue: Kwai Tsing Theatre, Black Box Theatre

Stage type: End-stage

Audience Capacity: 120 / performance

Length: 20-30 minutes for each work

Number of dancers: Maximum of 6 for each work

 

Eligibility

  1. Applicant must be a Hong Kong resident;
  2. Priority will be given to emerging choreographers;
  3. Choreography of any dance genre is welcome;
  4. Applicant must have presented choreography publicly;
  5. The proposed choreography must not be presented in the public before;
  6. If the proposed choreography is a solo work, the choreographers would not be able to take part as the dancer

 

Interview

Applicant may be required to attend an interview during 7-13 January 2021.

 

Submission Deadline Extended to

23 December 2020 6:00pm

 

How to apply

Please complete the Choreography Proposal Form and send it to san@hkdanceall.org . Please state “ 2021'New Force in Motion' Series - Call For Choreography Proposals” in the email subject.

 

Download Choreography Proposal Form: Word format

                                                                   PDF format

 

Enquiries

San Ho

Assistant Project Manager

2267 6733 / san@hkdanceall.org

 

*Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council
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‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang, Tsang Wing Fai

2019.9.13 - 15

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Joseph Lee, Terry Tsang, Tsang Wing Fai

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series:

‘New Force in Motion’ presents new dance works of emerging choreographers. This year, it aims to offer a professional platform for young choreographers to showcase choreography, encourage development, and stimulate creativity through artistic mentoring and collaborative research. It is presented by LCSD and produced by Hong Kong Dance Alliance.

 

*****

Drifting

Drifting of mind in the midst of virtual reality

 

Choreographer/ Dancer: Joseph Lee

 

*****

Mo Ngaan Tai

With the eyes shut, we trace the contour of power and desire

 

Choreographer: Terry Tsang

 

*****

Infiltrated


Devoutly I pray, a rift is found between my palms

Choreographer: Tsang Wing Fai

 

*****
13* – 14.9.2019 8pm
14 – 15*.9.2019 3pm
Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
*with post-performance talk
$180 Free Seating


The programme contains nudity scenes.
Recommended for ages 12 or above.


Presented by
Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Produced by
Hong Kong Dance Alliance
Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the HKADC

 

Artistic Personnel Introduction

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‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Lördagsgodis by Gabbie Chan and Moha by Jennifer Mok

2018.9.28 - 30

Date: 28 – 30 September 2018

Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Tickets: URBTIX

 

Lördagsgodis 

Choreographer: Gabbie Chan Hiu Ling

Dancers: Chan Lok Hin, Cyrus Hui

 

Lördagsgodis, the Swedish Saturday Candy. Bites of irresistible sweetness conceal the bewildering deception, sugarcoat fragmented memories.

 

Gabbie Chan

Chan graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Chinese Dance. From 2012 to 2014, Chan joined the DanceArt Hong Kong and performed in productions including In Search of Hui Sin, M-cident, and Lament of the Exile. In 2015, she joined Passoverdance and started creating choreography. Chan’s recent choreographies include the environmental dance Recycle Green presented in iDance Festival Hong Kong in 2015, and The 16th Day presented in The 44th Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2016. Other works include Whisper of Bubble, Fabric, He,She,It,Past,Chase and more. Chan is currently the Artist in Residence of Passoverdance.

 

Moha 

Choreographer: Jennifer Mok

Devising Dancers: Pansy Lo, Kaspy Ma, KT Yau Ka Hei

 

Moha, ‘delusion’ in Sanskrit, the agony of ignorance to the entire reality. The fog of fear, obligation, and guilt, a cage of blinded extortion.

 

Jennifer Mok

Mok graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Ballet and later in Modern dancer. Mok joined the City Contemporary Dance Company as dancer from 2007 to 2014. In 2015, Mok performed in her first choreography, A Major Clown in G Flat, in Femininity of E-sides Dance Company, and was nominated for Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer in the 18th Hong Kong Dance Awards. In 2018, Mok was invited to the Hong Kong Dance Exchange Festival and 2018 Dance Round Table in Taiwan. In 2017, she presented her work You are Beautiful in The 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival. Currently, Mok works as an independent artist in different fields of performing arts. 

 

 

‘New Force in Motion’ presents new dance works of emerging choreographers. It aims to offer a professional platform for young choreographers to showcase choreography, encourage development, and stimulate creativity through artistic mentoring and collaborative research. To continue the shared vision for dance development, and to facilitate the professional production process, the HKDA serve as the producer of the program again in 2018-19. Two young local choreographers, Gabbie Chan and Jennifer Mok, were selected by the LCSD Art Form Panel (Dance and Multi-Arts) from the proposals it received.

 

Presented by: Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Produced by: Hong Kong Dance Alliance

Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the HKADC

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‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Solitary by Rex Cheng and Unmixed by KT Yau

2017.9.8 - 10

 

‘New Force in Motion’ Series: Solitary by Rex Cheng and Unmixed by KT Yau

 

Dances in the labyrinth of humanity

 

New Force in Motion Series:

‘New Force in Motion’ presents new dance works of emerging choreographers. This year, it aims to offer a professional platform for young choreographers to showcase choreography, encourage development, and stimulate creativity through artistic mentoring and collaborative research. It is presented by LCSD and produced by Hong Kong Dance Alliance for the first time.

 

Performance details:

 

'Solitary' by Rex Cheng

Choreographer: Rex Cheng

Dancers: Chan Wing-yip, Odette Leung, Andy Lee, Soames Lee

 

'Unmixed' by KT Yau

Choreographer: KT Yau

Devising Dancers: Kerry Cheung, Carman Li, Kingsan Lo

 

 

Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

8 - 9*.9.2017 (Fri - Sat) 8pm

9 - 10.9.2017 (Sat - Sun) 3pm

*With Meet-the-artist Session

 

Programme duration is approximately 1 hour with an intermission of 20 minutes.

Tickets available at URBTIX from 28/7 onwards.

 

Presented by:

Leisure and Cultural Services Department

 

Produced by:

Hong Kong Dance Alliance

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance is financially supported by the HKADC

 

 

 

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REAL Showcase New Series: WALL

2015.7.4 - 5
 
4 July, 2015 (Sat)  | 8:00pm
5 July, 2015 (Sun) | 3:00pm & 8:00pm
 
Jockey Club Theatre, CCDC Dance Centre
$80 (Tickets NOW available at CCDC Dance Centre)
 
 
WALL
We have fallen into a continually drowning swirl where we struggled to shout in silence.
Choreographer's Words
 
Despite walking on bustling streets, everyone's heart is distant and unreachable. The high wall is built inside their bodies, which is as tall as the skyscraper, is breaking the connection of people in this city. I dwell in a 120 square feet space, being silent and insignificant. There is a glass wall in the air that separates me, her and them. We have fallen into a continually drowning swirl where we struggled to shout in silence. 
 
 
 
Choreographer/ Performer        
Fiona Zhou
 
Fiona Zhou received her early dance training from mainland China. She came to Hong Kong for searching a wider international art vision. In 2014, Fiona completed the Master of Fine Arts in Dance Degree in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. At the same time, she was awarded a scholarship from Hong Kong Dance Alliance o participate in the ADF China-Henan International Dance Master Class. Fiona sent her immense gratitude to REAL Showcase, for provided her the opportunity to launch the first full length dance work.
 
*By Kind Admission of HKAPA
 
 
REAL Showcase New Series is co-presented by CCDC Dance Centre and Hong Kong Dance Alliance. 
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Emerging Choreographers 2015

2015.7.3 - 4

Hong Kong Dance Alliance Proudly Presents  
“Emerging Choreographers 2015”
Turning the Spotlight on New Talent
 
“Where are the choreographers of the future?” It’s a vital question for the dance community in Hong Kong and as part of its mission to support and develop local artists, Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) is proud to present “Emerging Choreographers 2015”, the latest in a series which gives up-and-coming choreographers a platform to create and present new work. Out of 18 applicants our expert panel has selected three talented young choreographers: Cliff Huen Tin-yeung, Joseph Lee Wai-nang and Li De. Mentored by Daniel Yeung, one of Hong Kong’s most respected choreographers, each will create an original 25-minute dance work to be performed in July at the Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box Theatre. 
 
Different Visions  
The three choreographers come from different backgrounds and their work will offer different dance styles and address a range of topics.  Cliff Huen’s trio Still Human asks if our busy life, with everything made easy by technology, has made us lose our innate ability to use our senses and recall primitive memories. In his duet The Other End, Joseph Lee tries to show us how every decision we make affects our lives. Li De’s trio Wonderful/Wild, inspired by a documentary about Shaolin Kung Fu, will transform traditional Kung Fu to reveal new aspects of the martial arts. 
 
Dance lovers should not miss the chance to see these three intriguing and exciting works in one evening. 
 
Programme Information:
Date and Time: 3-4.7.2015 (Fri*-Sat) 8pm
Venue: Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
$140 (Free Seating)
*Meet-the-Artists Session after the show on 3 July
Tickets NOW available at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet, 
by Mobile Ticketing App and Credit Card Telephone Booking
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
For more details and booking discounts, please visit our web site www.hkdanceall.org. 
 
Media Enquiries:
Ms Christine Lau (Administration & Project Manager, Hong Kong Dance Alliance)
E-mail: christine@hkdanceall.org Tel: 2267 6631
 
Choreographer Biographies
Cliff Huen Tin-yeung
Huen is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a BFA in dance, majoring in Contemporary Dance. He toured the world with the Van Huynh Company (UK) and later joined City Contemporary Dance Company, performing in Europe, Seoul, Beijing, and Hong Kong. Besides dance, Huen also participates in other art forms as a film and theatre actor and singer. In 2013, he released his first record Behind the Stage, composed by well-known Hong Kong singer-song writer Vicky Fung. He is a co-founder of the Four Degrees Dance Laboratory where he is Artistic Director. 
 
Joseph Lee Wai-nang
After graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Accountancy, Lee decided to change direction and pursue dance training at London School of Contemporary Dance in 2013. While studying in London, he collaborated with various artists and companies, including Crystal Pite, Martin Lawrence, Maresa Von Stockert, Darren Ellis and Clod Ensemble. He completed his degree of Master of Arts (Contemporary Dance) at London School of Contemporary Dance at the end of 2014.  He returned to Hong Kong and joined Unlock Dancing Plaza as an apprentice at the beginning of 2015 and performed in Boy Story‧Reborn (May 2015). 
 
Li De 
Li was awarded 4 years of full scholarship from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in 2007, majoring in Chinese Dance and minoring in Choreography. He graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) in 2011. His work has been presented by many arts festivals, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival (for three years in a row), Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival 2012, International Chinese Arts Festival Singapore 2013, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014, and Kuandu Arts Festival. His choreography for dance video Let’s say was screened at Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2014, Amsterdam Cinedance Festival 2015 and Far East Film Festival 2015 (Udine Italy).
 
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REAL Showcase New Series: Off State

2015.1.3 - 4
 
3-4 January, 2015 | 8:00pm
4 January, 2015 | 3:00pm
Jockey Club Theatre, CCDC Dance Centre
 
$80
Tickets NOW available at CCDC Dance Centre
 
 
 
Off State
沿著軌跡前行 劃破了如何留痕
 
 
 
 
Choreographer: Dorothy Sek
 
 
For more information, please refer to Chinese version
 
 
 
REAL Showcase New Series is co-presented by CCDC Dance Centre and Hong Kong Dance Alliance. 
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REAL Showcase New Series: ..Mis..

2014.9.13 - 14
 
13-14 September, 2014 | 8:30pm
Jockey Club Theatre, CCDC Dance Centre
 
.. Mis ..
 
Misplace, Mistakes, Mis… Why obsess over them if the “mis-es” defines you?
The path of growing up is a lonely one. It always feels that nobody understands you and that there is no one to guide you; so by instinct, you improvise as you go along in life; yet who dares say they don’t have any regrets throughout their path? Until one day, you can finally let go of those “mis-es” that caught you up and realize that they are exactly those mis-es that mold the person you current are.
 
And that, my friend, is when you are grown up.
 
 
 
Choreographer: Michael Tong
 
Michael Tong was first introduced to dancing when he entered university at the age of 19 . He joined the modern dance society of CUHK and had participated in multiple intervarsity dance performances and competitions. It is not until 2009 has he received technical training in Studiodanz. He joined the Showbiz project co-organized by Studiodanz and Space team in 2010 and had participated in several commercial performances including dancing for beauty pageants and in music videos. Since 2011, he has been focusing mainly on modern and contemporary and had taken part in modern dance pieces such as Solo Act II choreographed by Pewan Chow.
 
Tong has always been passionate about choreography; inspired by the various dance styles he has been exposed to, he takes interest in different possibilities in movements and has created pieces ranging from lyrical jazz to more contemporary recently.  Thanks to REAL showcase, he finally has the opportunity to launch his first full length dance piece
 
 
REAL Showcase New Series is co-presented by CCDC Dance Centre and Hong Kong Dance Alliance. 
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Dance Platform 2010

2010.5.7 - 9

Presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, Dance Platform is a project for entry-level choreographers to create and present their works. By providing a meeting platform, choreographers and dancers can exchange ideas and develop their works into a higher standard.

 

The project provided basic support for choreographers to present their new works. 4 choreographers were selected in 2010. Each of them created a 10-12 minute new work which was presented at Cultural Activities Hall, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre between 7-9 May 2010. Participating choreographers were: Hugh CHO, Connie LAU, LEONG Wan Sing, and HO Ho Fei.
 

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New "REAL" Showcase Series (from 2010)

2010.1.1 - 2011.9.11

Co-presented by CCDC Dance Center and Hong Kong Dance Alliance, new "REAL" Showcase Series aims to nurture and assist local dance groups and individuals by presenting innovative dance shows at CCDC Dance Center Jockey Club Dance Theater. There are up to 4 productions in a year and the works are selected through an open call-for-proposal process. Only Hong Kong-based choreographers who have never presented full-length works in public performances can apply. Successful applicants receive rehearsal venue sponsorship, professional production technical support, and cash allowance. The presenters will also provide rehearsal venue, publicity and administrative support. As co-presenter, Hong Kong Dance Alliance provides the choreographers with opportunities to receive artistic consultation from established local choreographers and arrange for dance critiques to be written and published in dance journal/hk.

 

In return, the artist should produce an original full-length dance piece of not less than 45 minutes, and be staged in the CCCD Jockey Club Dance Theater for at least two performances. Up to 2011, 6 choreographers have been presented in the Series:

 

  1. "Behind" by Wayson POON, performed in Jan 2010
  2. "Jenny" by Jody NIP, performed on 4-5Sep, 2010
  3. "Path Fate" by Joseph NGAN, performed on 8-9 Jan, 2011
  4. "Museum of Ladies" by Rebecca WONG, Juliana LO and Georgina LAW, performed on 2-3 Apr, 2011
  5. "Patch Work" by Alan WONG, performed on 2-3 Jul, 2011
  6. "Mo30" by Kaki LEE, performed on 10-11 Sep, 2011
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Emerging Choreographers Series: Dance X Men (2009)

2009.9.25 - 26

Hong Kong Dance Alliance brought to the dance community and dance enthusiasts the Dance X Men to promote artistic exchange in dance.

 

Emerging Choreographers Series: Dance X Men aims to encourage collaboration between dance artists, dance groups and other art forms in pursuit of creative synergies. Proposals from dance artists and dance groups were subjected to a meticulous selection process and four collaborative combinations were eventually chosen to create and present a dance piece of less than 20 minutes each.

 

Daniel YEUNG, Artistic Director of the project, and mentors MUI Cheuk Yin and Yuri NG offered invaluable advice and guidance to these emerging choreographers over the course of their creative process. This project to nurture the development of a new generation of choreographers is presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance, partnered with The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and commissioned by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

 

Chosen for this crossover presentation of dance, scenography, music, theatre and multi-media on 25-26 September 2009 at the Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre are:

 

1. Sarah LO X LAW Kin-pong (Sound/Live music):   Fake

2. Rebecca WONG X Albert WONG (Scenography):   Concealed Darkness
3. JIA Donglin X Koala YIP X James KONG (Digital interactive projection):   Blue Coat
4. Biuguk (Max LEE X Chris CHAN X Bruce WONG):   Venusian Oh! Venusian

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Dance Platform 2008

2008.11.28 - 29

Dance Platform 2008 is a project that provides basic support for choreographers at entry level to present their new works. 6 choreographers participated while each of them created a 10-12 minute new work presented at Fringe Theatre between 27-29 November 2008. The Artistic Director for Dance Platform 2008 was Pewan Chow.

 

6 fresh choreographers, Iris LAU, Malvina TAM, CAI Ying, Cherry LEUNG, Victor FUNG and May May LEONG presented their 6 dance conceptions: Relativity of time and being/ A fine line between happiness and darkness/Disillusioned souls, painted/ The dissolution of colours with distance/ New millennium men, identity/ Folk: 1960s factory girls in the following works:

 

1. Victor Fung (Boys Don't Cry)

2. Melvina TAM (Simply muddle)

3. Cherry Leung (Witnessing Changes)

4. Iris Lau In the (River Named "TIME")

5. Cai Ying  (Control)

6. Maymay Leong (Two thumbs up to the factory girls)

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Emerging Choreographers Series: Danzzzzzling (2008)

2008.2.16 - 17

Emerging Choreographers Series: Danzzzzzling aims to encourage collaboration between dance artists in pursuit of creative synergies. Proposals from dance artists and dance groups were subjected to a meticulous selection process and five collaborative combinations were eventually chosen to create and present a short dance piece.

 

The strong team of advisors and mentors, including Artistic Advisor Willy TSAO and Mentors Francis LEUNG, Victor MA, MUI Cheuk Yin, Yuri NG, Daniel YEUNG and YEUNG Wai-mei, offered invaluable advice and guidance to these emerging choreographers over the course of their creative process.

 

Five pieces of new choreography were presented on 16-17 February 2008 at the Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre:

 

1. WU Yi-san: Fluctuation
2. Chloe WONG: Timedrifting
3. LAI Tak-wai: Substitute
4. Jo LEUNG: Bet Da Man
5. Anthony SUEN: My Tap Blog
 

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Dance Platform 05 (2005)

2005.11.5

Dance Platform 05 is a project for new choreographers. To ensure that the project achieved a certain standard, an open call for proposals was announced in dance journal/hk. After selection by a panel composed of Pewan CHOW, Stella LAU, and YU Pik Yim, respectively Lecturers of Modern Dance, Ballet and Chinese Dance of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 7 artists/groups were invited to participate in the Project: 5 Ding, Informal Space, Kelvin LAM, Cindy LEUNG, Cyrus HUI, Pinkey TANG, Chloe WONG.

 

Dance Platform emphasizes the continuous process of choreography. To achieve that, two informal closed showings of works-in-progress were held in September and October 2005, before the formal public performance. Guests, such as Maggi SIETSMA, Tom BROWN, John UTAN, PEI Chang Qing were invited. After each showing, there was a discussion section, in which the guests gave their comments and the participating artists were encouraged to discuss and exchange observations among themselves. This is a meaningful part of the project that ensures the participating artists work continuously, and the feedback and discussion are valuable to new artists. This give and take of feedback from peers and experts helped the choreographers to further refine their ideas and develop their works.